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at an incredible rate of two to three inches an hour in some spots. >> up to 12 inches in new york city to an incredible 3 feet in parts of connecticut. boston got smacked with two feet, leaving people there with a new big dig to deal with. ron who used to live in boston will remember the big dig. it was the largest public works project in the history of mankind. we have a new project for boston now. >> an extreme weather team is where the snow is this morning. fanned out across the storm zone. with the latest on what's to come, how to handle it when you get back on the roads, as well. >> our coverage of the blizzard of 2013, sam champion and ginger zee. let's go first to sam, our weather editor in new york's columbus circle this morning. sam, good morning. >> good morning, dan and bianna. we're on a side street here. this is andrew. we've been helping him dig out from the snowfall totals. this is his car. we're going to get it out for him this morning. we have the eight inches of snow. andrew, i'll step on the other side of this. and you keep going. we got about that eight inches of sn
in new york city and across the state, most of the snow has already fallen. in man hitten we have less than a foot, but in massachusetts, rhode island and in maine they are still expecting another six inches. abc news, new york. >> this morning sfo officials are still assessing how many flights will be affected today, but united has cancelled all flights to newark through midday. american airlines has cancelled all of today's flights bound for jfk in new york. all major airports in new york and boston are closed with dozens of other flights to east coast cities delayed. tonight there are some nonstops to new york that could be affected. yesterday northeast storm forced more than 4700 flight cancellations, including 83 flights out of sfo. >>> the grapevine on interstate 5 to southern california is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. last night drivers were escorted through in both directions. the length between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning. >>> if it hadn't been a setup of bank of america branch in oakland, it mi
: the national weather service saying boston is expected to get 2 to 3 feet of snow and this could break the city's record from 2003. >> this is a storm of major proportion. stay off the roads. stay home. let the public works crews do their job. >> reporter: this massive blizzard the result of two storms merging, one from the west and the other from the south. new york city is also getting dumped on. >> by the time the storm passes early saturday afternoon we're expecting to have accumulations of 10 to 14 inches across the five boroughs. >> reporter: amtrak suspending northeast corridor service and airlines cancelling thousands of flights through tomorrow affecting air travelers across the country including this passenger in arizona. >> our initial flight was canceled. trying to get on stand-by for saturday and earliest flight we can get booked on is monday morning. >> reporter: flooding is a major concern in parts of the northeast especially in the areas hardest hit by superstorm sandy. in boston molly lyon, fox news. >>> conditions normal at local airports tonight, but problems in the northe
. >> stay off the city streets. >> if you don't have to drive, please remain home. >> the rate of snowfall and reduced visibility during the evening rush hour in particular, will make safe travel nearly impossible. >> in fact, governor patrick of massachusetts has banned all traffic from the roads as of three hours ago. this video from before that order took effect is believed to be the first statewide driving ban since 1978. break it, and you risk a $500 fine. trains are not much of an option in the heavily traveled northeast either. amtrak suspending much of its northeast rail service today. and if you are trying to fly, two or from anywhere in this region, as new yorkers would say forgeta about it. airlines have canceled thousands of flights for today and tomorrow. here is what it looks like right now right around the corner in times square, new york. we are in a bit of a lull right now as predicted. they are expecting it to hit full force about an hour from now. after that first alert forecasters say we could see one to two inches of snow per hour all night long. other areas could see
, and schools closed in a number of cities. forecasters predicted new england would get the worst of it with up to three feet of snow likely in boston. mayor thomas menino. >> this is a storm of major proportions. stay off the roads. stay home. let the public works crews do their job. >> brown: the region also braced for winds reaching 75 miles an hour that will pile up drifts and almost guarantee widespread power outages. as ever, the threat prompted shoppers to pack stores, stocking up on supplies. >> this is panic shopping, so bread, milk, a snow shovel in case our snow shovel breaks. >> you've got to plan ahead. a couple feet of snow would shut everything down and, who knows, it could be a couple of days, right? >> brown: in new york city, predictions called for as much as a foot of snow, and mayor michael bloomberg said the city had marshaled an army of plows and salt trucks. >> the sanitation department will deploy something like 1,700 snowplows and 65 front-end loaders. it also has 450 salt-spreaders already deployed. >> brown: the storm also focused new concern on the new york and new j
on the streets, you see cabs. not so much right now, huh? >> new york city, right? the city that never sleeps. this is a city that is in the middle of a deep slumber. when was the last time you saw the streets practically empty. look at the circle, columbus circle, practically empty. a couple cabs, maybe a snow plow if you're lucky, maybe a city bus. empty. it's like a white christmas today. isn't it? a winter wonderland. it is cold, i'll tell you that, but it's snowing and it's a quiet snow. not much wind going on. so really kind of a calm overhang on this evening in the middle of the night. the snow, though, is continuing to pile up. what i find interesting, though, is i really haven't seen many snow plows go by and the city has promised they were on patrol as of 7:00 tonight. perhaps they're in the boroughs in the neighborhoods making their way through. one interesting difference to this year, though, different from the blizzard that hit here in 2010, the city's kind of learned about it, learned from its mistakes, they have got kind of, brooke, a gps tracker of where the snow plows are. so
-winning humorist dave barry about miami, the "insane city" that's the focus of his new novel. >> the people come from everywhere, people just weird people are attracted to miami. the wildlife is weird, the weather is weird, it's a festering stew of weirdness. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was de ssible b the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: millions of people in the northeast and new england battened down for a weekend blizzard today. forecasters warned it could be one for the record books. by this afternoon, the gathering storm was beginning to whiten the landscape for hundreds of miles, with long
the suburbs are killing the sand here is why and cities can save us and here is why. by far the greatest aspect of that epidemic or i should say of our health challenge in america is the obesity epidemic, not that obesity itself is a problem but all the illnesses it leads to, diabetes consumes 2% of our gross national product. a child born after 2000 has a one in three chance in america becoming a diabetic. we are looking at the first generation of americans who are going to live shorter lives than their parents. that is not a huge surprise to you. we of all been talking for a long time about the wonders of the american corn syrup based diets and the sodas people a drinking but only recently has the argument, have studies been done comparing diet and physical inactivity, one of them in england was called gluttony vs loss. another doctor at the mayo clinic put patients electronic underwear and measured every motion, set a certain dietetic regime, studied their weight, started pumping calories in and some people got fat and other people didn't, expecting some sort of metabolic factor at wo
the sidewalk haven't been cleared. other problem is the transportation system here in the city of boston is shut down for now. transportation workers would like to see that back up and running by monday. >> our goal, if we can, is to have some service tomorrow, but we're really focused on monday morning's rush hour. >> reporter: people want to get back to work. if you take a look at video from the south shore, that is where they are suffering coastal flooding. a whole set of problems, water coming over the seawall. if it stays and freezes that can create problems for the roadways and for the folks that live in the low lying coastal areas. a lot of trouble and that is whole other issue, an issue that needs to be solved so those folks can get back to their homes. there have been people pushed out of their homes, a little over 200 are in shelters around the state and that number should drop as power begins to come back on in the state of massachusetts. there is one storm related death in the city of boston, a young boy was out helping his father to shovel out family sedan and the exhaust pi
city's central park. my colleague, erica hill is, might i point out warm inside studio 1a. good morning. >> who drew the short straw? good morning. good morning to everyone at home. forecasters warning this storm would be a powerhouse. they were right on target. not very far from studio 1a, we have a look for you at times square. the crews there hard at work cleaning up the snow. also look for you in new jersey, strong winds and surf clashing along the jersey shore. and i do have to point out, when we first came in and you saw that shot of rockefeller plaza, you didn't see snow. that's because they have been up since the wee hours getting rid of all the white stuff. it almost looks as if there was no storm outside studio 1a. it's pretty amazing. >> yeah. let's bring folks up to date with the latest now, erica. at least one person is reported dead after a traffic accident in upstate new york. the snowfall totals across the northeast are substantial. in parts of connecticut, nearly three feet has fallen. boston and portland, maine, have reported snowfalls of up to 25 inches. here in new y
to the west and go to northern new jersey and the new york city area notice the snow is gradually ending from the west to the east. central and eastern connecticut, you still have plenty of snow. it's not the case in eastern connecticut, rhode island, and the boston area and all of coastal maine, they're seeing occasional bouts of heavy snow. some of these bands are still pretty strong and that's going to continue to be the case for much of the morning. in fact, where you see the blue that's an additional 3 to 6 inches of snow could fall before the end of the day and that certainly does seem like that could be reasonable. >> how about the danger of flooding, especially in areas hit hardest by superstorm sandy, david? >> that's a good question. i know as far south as atlantic city during high tide we saw moderate coastal flooding and wash in that area. the winds now not only for the jersey shore and long island connecticut, now have it going offshore. the coastal flood warnings are confined along the massachusetts and maine shoreline. and, again, that should graduall
there with the the snow blowers and shovels clearing it for the guests. but a lot of the city sidewalks have not been touched. a couple right here behind me walking in the street. the streets have become the sidewalks. obviously people who have pets have to come outside to let their pets do what they need to do. and the street's the best place to do it. we are starting to see some traffic. and i believe that's interstate 95 over here to my left. i am seeing cars and trucks passing down through the interstate. but keep in mind that it's going to be awhile. i don't know if governor chaffey is going to open the roadways back up today. again the priority is to get the roadways cleared. it's going to be tougher for crews to do that if people decide let's go out and take a look and see how bad things are. they want you to stay home. give them a day. and then maybe tomorrow things are going to be a little bit better. >> stay home. watch it on tv. you can get out perhaps better tomorrow. ron mott thanks for the report. >>> let's go to another area buried under deep snow. that's connecticut. we have nbc's ron
's the view from our city camera view panning back towards the city of washington. just some fair weather clouds out there today. off to the cloud races. these guys are going by quickly thanks to all the wind energy outside. 33, that's our current temperature in washington. a sustained wind now from the northwest averaging 28 miles per hour. again, winds are gusting higher than that at times. so air temperatures, upper 20s and low 30s around most of the metro area right now. but the windchills are still in the teens and low 20s. so heavy winter jackets and scarves and hats and gloves all required for today. your hour by hour temperatures on their way up. slowly but steadily. it's going to stay windy all day long today. high temperature closing in on 40 degrees around 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 this afternoon. trending right back down below the freezing mark by about 8:00 or 9:00 this evening under a clear sky. the winds will be fading back. a little cooler in northern maryland where highs will stay in the mid-30s. nothing to worry about as far as snow is concerned with all the talk of the big blizz
, the storm center itself is in the vicinity of cape cod and from connecticut to long island. new york city is on the west edge of the most activity as far as snow is concerned and connecticut has the highest measurements right now with two feet of snow and as you can see on the radar, still blustering. >> as john was mentioning, the snow doesn't look like it wants to move out very fast. it has the potential to be a record-breaker. >> this morning 600 businesses and homes without power, the errant is closed. thousands of flights are grounded. james gray has more. >> the amount of snow across the northeast. in some areas including boston, accumulations could reach three feet or more. some of that snow pushed by winds of up to 75 miles an hour. a brutal combination creating dangerous blizzard conditions. the storm has literally stopped most of new england in its tracks. more than 1,800 cancellations at area airports and 4700 flights canceled nationwide. the governor of massachusetts today ordered all cars off the roadaway starting at 4:00 p.m. after this 19-car pileup in maine. scattered cars
heard from mike seidel in massachusetts. it's really bad there. it sounds like at least in new york city here, it may not be as bad as we thought it might get. >> yes. one little spot that didn't do so bad. we didn't think it would be historic in new york city, not like what we're seeing in hartford. we krnt goiweren't going to get points in connecticut like we were in rhode island and massachusetts. the wine gud gusts, the worst o, we saw the gust to 76 in boston, which is super impressive. i'm sure that did some damage all by itself. with the weight of the snow on the trees, i'm sure there's a lot of downed trees. i'm sure the power outages are doubling. here's a look at the storm. this looks almost like a huge hurricane. this is a big winter blizzard, call it a nor'easter if you want. we haven't had one location with three hours of visibility less than a quarter mile and winds above 35 miles per hour. that's the criteria. you need to meet both of those for three hours to be considered a blizzard. we've been close in areas like providence and boston but not quite yet. this isn't our wi
at all. >> thank you for the update on that. new york city may be the city that never sleeps. certainly quieter than usual today. a foot of snow on the ground in some parts. joining me now is stephanie abrams with a smile on her face. good morning to you, stephanie. what's it like there? >> alex, good morning. we're doing quite well in times square. the front page of "the new york post." nemo bites, snowstorm socks city. the plows have been going around. let me show you what the streets look like. a little snow, a little slush, but plowing and on the back end of the plow trucks, salt poured out behind them. a great job in times square. look at the sidewalks, totally fine. a lot of people know that li in new york, the mound of snow that they push to the sides of streets. snow is over for us, people should get their sleds, bundle up, very cold out here, feels like lower 20s, go to central park and have fun. >> that is you, certainly someone who knows how to have fun when time warrants. we are not seeing big, massive piles on the side. that's been a problem in some places, where has that s
fox's anna kooiman in new york city and molly line in boston. we're going to kick it off and expecting a news conference from massachusetts governor duval patrick in this hour. molly, what can you tell us about the latest cleanup that's underway? >> well, uma, right now the travel ban put in place lie massachusetts governor duval patrick, still in place, but we've seen the traffic picking up here in the the last couple of hours and last night comes to a stand still and not a lot of people out on the road, and the snowplows and emergency workers, we're seeing people inch out and the word is that the travel ban did help a lot over the course of the storm, but there were still some two dozen or plus, rescues around the state of folks still featured out into the storm and needed help from emergency service folks. right now it's still in place and we may hear something different from the governor as he steps up to the podium in a half hour. as for the plans for the massachusetts roads, the t, the transit system remains shut down and is expected to stay shut down throughout the day. and bost
. what is it like in your city? we just lost him on the phone it is it happening largely because of the weather. we'll make every effort to get back to him so we can talk to mayor segara. hartford has been hit by it we've got the mayor back again. are you with us? >> hi, good morning, how are you? >> we lost you a moment and glad to have you back. what is the situation like for nuhartford as it relates to the snow? >> we have a fleet of 40s trucks trying to clear the streasts and principle arteries . we are asking the public to please stay off of the road. they are slowing down our efforts in terms of doing the best we can in plowing and we'll not be able to get the side streets until we clear the major after theries. there is a driving ban in effect and state of emergency in our city. please, please. stay off of the roads. >> mayor, i hope people are hearing you loud and clear. what about the temperatures? we understand from our own fox meteorologist, that temperatures in your state and city may dip down to single digits tonight and some people are without power. do you know muc
, and the last blizzard two years ago that paralyzed the nation's largest city. here's jim axelrod. >> repoter: tonight, new york city is taking no chances. 1,700 snowplows have been deployed, 450 salt spreaders 65 front-end loaders.l mayor michael bloomberg. >> it's certainly not going to be a hurricane sandy, but that doesn't mean you can't get badly hurt or killed if you're not careful. >> reporter: the devastationan from super-storm sandy is a fresh memory, and so is the blizzard two years ago that dumped 20 inches here. the streets took days to clear hindering emergency vehicles and city buses. >> we're just basically stuck on this block, you know? >> reporter: g.p.s. tracking devices on garbage trucks will now allow new yorkers to punch their addresses into a web page and track when their block will be plowed. 6,100 sanitation workers are now mobilized. 400 more than two years ago. union president harry nespoli said they just started to catch their breath after sandy. >> i wouldn't say they're tired.d. they feel it, they extended themselves for sandy-- 12 hour shifts for 60 days. >> rep
. >>> homicide detectives are joining the investigation into a suspicious fatal city fire. this comes after firefighters found the body of a woman inside the became of this home in the 5700 black of high gate drive in northwest baltimore. her death was initially blamed on smoke inhalation but the med examiner's office is working on what killed her. >>> a 2-year-old body is discovered in the trash on its way to the landfill. now her mother is facing charges for the crime. now in a bizarre twist the women says she killed her child because she was possessed by the devil. meghan mccorkell has the story. >> good morning. police got a tip that something might be wrong after neighbors say they haven't seen that little girl for a couple of days. now her mother is facing murder charges. >> the daughter of 2-year-old chassidy booth found in a pile of garbage. her mother confessed to killing the child. booth told police her daughter was suffering from a muslim curse placed on her by her father. she claimed she was possessed by an evil spirit. >> the mother had a plausible story about the child being e
is pulling away for the morning. storm completely over with. the catskills new york city area, done. maybe a few flurries, but no more accumulations. the back edge moving through the berkshires of massachusetts and through connecticut as we go through the morning hours, and by noon today, the snow should begin to shuttle off providence and boston, that's the timing. our friends in maine, it will be later than that. we're getting nailed, i-95 from new hampshire through portland, all the way up through augusta, that's where the blue band is setting up on the radar. white is the snow. where you see the blue, 2 to 3 inches of an hour. 18 inches of snow in many areas of maine. boston, looks like the heavy ban that was over you the last three hours, shifted to the south and east, probably over logan, but no longer over areas of the 495 loop. down over cape cod, have you yet to get very heavy snow, and winds howling out of the north. a very cold wind too. wait until i show you windchills and long island, 27-inch report on northern long island. one little last band over the top of you in central l
in new york city, up to about a foot of snow. power has been knocked out to nearly 650,000 customers, most of them in massachusetts and rhode island, and more than 1,800 flights canceled so far, that on top of the 3,600 that never took off on friday in advance of the pieces of storm, erica. >> you can understand why this storm is giving snow plows, snow blowers and shovels a real run for their money. also adding to the wintry mess here on the ground, hurricane-force winds in some areas, creating blizzard conditions. out on long island, up to 100 cars stuck for hours, in what is normally a busy expressway. talk about the size of the storm. look at this. it really gives you a sense, as it spreads across the region. these are scenes from states, making its way up the east coast. all that you can make up from the eastern portion of the united states is the tip of florida there, lester. >> yes this is a massive one. coverage across the northeast this morning. reporters standing by in hartford and boston. let me show you what's going on in central park. in many ways, this belies the danger
two cancellations headed to new york city and oakland airport is reporting one cancelled flight also to new york. >>> icy conditions are also affecting the commute in southern california. at this hour the chp is escorting traffic along i5 over the grapevine. this after both directions of the highway were shut down at 4:00 this afternoon. officers say they decided to shut the roads because the conditions had caused a number of accidents tug the day. >>> now - - accidents during the day. >>> now the the continuing coverage of the man search for an expolice officer. the burned pickup belonged to christopher dorner was found there. since then, officers have been going door to door searching 200 cabins but so far there's no sign of him. >> reporter: the possibilities exists that he is here. some where in the forest and so we're going to keep looking at the sheriff said until we determine that he is, he's not here. >> dorner is wanted for shooting aeb -- and killing a young couple on sunday. the ongoing man hunt has law enforcement on edge even here in the bay area. ktvu's patti lee is l
. mineta san jose has two cancellations headed to new york city and oakland airport is reporting one cancelled flight also to new york. >>> icy conditions are also affecting the commute in southern california. at this hour the chp is escorting traffic along i5 over the grapevine. this after both directions of the highway were shut down at 4:00 this afternoon. officers say they decided to shut the roads because the conditions had caused a number of accidents tug the day. >>> now - - accidents during the day. >>> now the the continuing coverage of the man search for an expolice officer. the burned pickup belonged to christopher dorner was found there. since then, officers have been going door to door searching 200 cabins but so far there's no sign of him. >> reporter: the possibilities exists that he is here. some where in the forest and so we're going to keep looking at the sheriff said until we determine that he is, he's not here. >> dorner is wanted for shooting aeb -- and killing a young couple on sunday. the ongoing man hunt has law enforcement on edge even here in the bay area.
knicks basketball team, they had been scheduled to fly back home, back to new york city after tonight's game in minneapolis. they are stuck in minnesota tonight because of this blizzard. it is dumped already several inches of snow on the city. there is much more to come here before in the overnight hours. i want to go to ellison's standing out there in manhattan. it looks a little calmer. it looks nice. >> reporter: you are looking at an impromptu snowball fight. started out with about ten people. the bars are getting out and everyone is rushing down the street running through it. the plows broken up and the fire department broke it up and they were serenaded with snowballs as well. having a lot of fun as best they can. >> serenaded by snowballs. i see a car and i know you have been driving around. we were talking earlier, with the governor, deval parick, in forcing a travel ban. you could not be on the roads after 4:00. what is the deal? why am i seeing cars? >> there are basically a few cars here and there but they are usually following emergency vehicle plows or people with plows o
flights. that is despite new york city's three major airports and boston's logan airport being closed. on friday, more than 60 flights coming in and out of s f o were canceled. no cancellations have been reported oakland international or menendez the san jose airport. >> we have a few places that are still below freezing mark. it will be a another cool afternoon but we will have plenty of sunshine. if it will be 55 degrees and a half moon bay. it will be upper 50s for the south bay and about 58 degrees in antioch. it will be 61 degrees expected for napa up and upper 50s for downtown san francisco. >> in the southland, the search resumes today for former loss angeles police officer out for revenge. christopher and dorner is suspected of killing three people, including one police officer. for despite any extensive search, authorities have not been able to track him down. today, that will continue to canvass the snow-covered san bernadine no mountains where dorners burned pickup truck was found. on friday, there was a four hour search of his mother's home in orange county. several bags o
of the northeast to a standstill. up to 3 feet of snow piling up. major cities and airports shutting down. >>> on edge in the state of california. they're now going door to door, searching for an armed and dangerous sniper who is hunting police officers and their families. >>> and the fleecing of america. $1illion worth of our tax money being wasted in washington. is it any way to run our government. tonight, what we have uncovered. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening. here's one example of how bad it's getting tonight across the east coast tonight. in massachusetts, all vehicles were ordered off the roads at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. that's across the entire state of massachusetts. genuine blizzard warnings are posted across a big area. this is the northern shore of massachusetts, just outside of boston, revere beach, where the winds have already picked up. we could see some history-making snowfall out of this storm. we've already seen a colossal stoppage of transportation, affecting
-per-hour wind gusts in the city of washington. 40-mile-an-hour gusts out of manassas. that has windchills in the teens and low 20s. not much coming down on radar, so we won't need to be worried about breaking out the snow shovels. temperatures will stay in the teens through low 20s early this morning. a sunny and cold finish to your morning. we'll talk about the rest of the day and your weekend coming up. have something very heavy to put in your pockets. >> thank you, chuck. >>> right now the first flights of the day are taking off from airports in our area. things seem to look okay so far this hour. at least 150 flights were canceled at reagan yesterday. all of them coming in or heading out of the northeast. meanwhile, in new york, stranded travelers at laguardia airport had no choice but to ride out the snow. kraus set up cots and blankets to people could be comfortable. >> it is not any better on the rails. acela has already cancel ed service completely between new york and boston. however, trains between d.c. and new york will schedule e operat scheduled. amtrak is still operating. if
major problem. we are on the ground in boston and new york city and we'll go to maria for the fox weather center for what lies ahead now the big storm as passed a. -- >> significant snowfall in places in long island and parts of new york city and connecticut and maine. more than 30 inches of snope. close to three feet in portions of connecticut. it is it impressive snow totals. 30 inches in long island and new york city close to a foot. many people can't get their cars out from parlegal parking on the streetings is it the largest snowfall in new york city. amm areings getting significant snowfall. boston it is it still snowing. wee could have record-setting snowfall . seeing significant forecast out there. portland, maine 29.3 inches. thises the newest record as far as the largest snowfall so far and continuing to see more in that city. temperatures uma, will be cold for today. a lot will not be melting. high temperature over in hartford, and 30 in new york city . tonight it is it frigid in the single digits. >> we hear that there is it storm coming our way in the next couple of d
have been worse in the buros. all the major roadways are plowed and open and the city streets should be cleared by the end of the day. overnight, a foot of snow dumped on the big apple. some parts of eastern long island got up to 30 inches of snow. >> is any now a picture of what is happening in the weather world. gwen tolbert has been tracking the latest on the storm and changes in our forecast here. >> reporter: we dodged the bullet on this one and into the northeast, as you mentioned and taking a major hit. we'll look at radar and show you what is happening now can you see areas of northeastern maine dealing with a lot of snow there. other than that, it's dealing with the canadian maritime. other than, that not much is happening. the winds are strong, however, and that is causing an issue. as we go to the weather map, let's look at what is happening here at home. the satellite radar composite showing you we have some clearing skies as a ridge of high pressure starts building in for us and there is not a lot of activity. did we ever deal with strong winds? thing are improving searc
is in new york city with the latest on the storm there. >> reporter: a massive blizzard now slamming the northeast with heavy snow and strong winds. the national weather service says the storm could dump up to 3 feet of snow in boston breaking the city's record set in 2003. in massachusetts a statewide driving ban has been enacted for the first time since 1978. >> we expect on account of the win and amount of snow for the drift -- wind and amount of snobe as high as 5 feet. there will be obstacles that will be unknowable and unseen underneath the snow. >> reporter: new york city is expected to get more than a foot of snow. the storm could also cause widespread power outages. >> the new york power authority has extra personnel on duty to help with power outages. so in sum, this is a serious severe storm, a winter storm. >> reporter: flooding is also a major concern in coastal areas including many towns hit hard by superstorm sandy. this staten island resident who gets help from a tent shelter is getting worried. >> i really don't know what the people down here are going to do. if we
in interior sections of new york. new york city, though, anywhere from a foot to a foot and a half. and then the areas in gray from interior connecticut, coastal massachusetts, into new england, we're talking about 2 to 2 1/2, maybe even 3 feet of snow. and as you can see, winds are starting to pick up, and that's going to be a big story too. we're talking about sustained winds tonight into tomorrow between 25 and 40-mile-an-hour winds with gusts approaching and sometimes exceeding hurricane-force conditions. we'll continue to update you tonight on the weather channel. a full report tomorrow morning on "wake up with al," starting at 5:00 a.m. and then the "today" show at 7:00. brian? >> al roker on a very snowy boston common. al, thanks. >>> as we said, this storm has brought so much to a standstill. as they like to say in storms like this, if you're not already where you wanted to be, there's little use trying. that means roads, rails, especially the sky. the air space is pretty much shut down. rehema ellis is at new york laguardia. she was ordered outside the airport when the ins
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